World War I:

1.   628,736 Canadians served.
2.   66,573 died and 138,166 were wounded.
3.   2,818 were taken prisoner of war.
4.   175 merchant seamen died by enemy action.

World War II:

1.   1,031,902 Canadian men and 49,963 Canadian women served.
2.   44,927 died and 43,145 were wounded.
3.   8,271 were taken prisoner of war.
4.   1,146 merchant seamen died by enemy action.

Korea:

1.   26,791 Canadians served.
2.   516 died and 1,558 were wounded.
3.   33 were taken prisoner of war.

The Gulf War:

1.   3,837 Canadian men and 237 Canadian women served.
2.   There were no Canadian casualties
or prisoners of war during the Gulf War.

REMEMBRANCE  DAY

 For our king and our country, and the promise of glory
   We  came from Kingston and Brighton to fight on the front lines
  Just lads from the farms and boys from the cities
Not meant to be soldiers, we lay in the trenches
We'd face the fighting with a smile ... or so we said
 If only we had known what danger lay ahead

The sky turned to gray as we went into battle
On the fields of Europe young men were fallin'
I'll be back for you someday - it won't be long
If I can just hold on `til the bloody war is over

 The guns will be silent - on Remembrance Day
 There'll be no more fighting - on Remembrance Day

By October of `18 Cambrai had fallen
Soon the war would be over and we'd be returning
   Don't forget me while I'm gone far away
Well, it won't be long `til I'm back there in your arms again

 The guns will be silent - on Remembrance Day
There'll be no more fighting - on Remembrance Day

One day soon I don't know when
You know we'll all be free and the bells of peace will ring again
 The time will come for you and me
We'll be going home when this bloody war has ended

The guns will be silent - on Remembrance Day
We'll all say a prayer - on Remembrance Day

. on Remembrance Day ...
... say a little prayer ...
  ... on Remembrance Day ...

Well, the guns will be silent
 There'll be no more fighting
We'll lay down our weapons
 On Remembrance Day

... on Remembrance Day ...
 Bryan Adams
(from "Into the Fire" A&M 1987)

Although only Canadians are mentioned here
I want to make sure that people understand
I fully respect and appreciate the Allies
that our Men and Women served with
during these conflicts.

You are all my hero's.

Camomile/Pam
 

Prisoner of War Museum

THE CENTRAL PRISONER-OF-WAR MUSEUM IN
LAMBINOWICE (Used to be Lamsdorf) - OPOLE
Poland

Cross for all POW's

In 1964 the Monument of
Martyrdom of Prisoners-of-War
was erected on the site of the mass
graves. It was dedicated to all the
prisoners-of-war who had died in
the POW camps of Lamsdorf in
the years of World War II. Later, a
cross was put up near the
Monument.
In 1968 the grounds of the mass
graves were proclaimed the
Monument of National
Remembrance.

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